Managing Director of Balearics Sotheby's International Realty, Daniel Chavarria Waschke, says, “Whether the threat of burglary is real or perceived, affluent house hunters place great importance on security. Since local developer Fernando Corominas became president of Vista Alegre in 2007, he has implemented a wave of safety measures including automatic car registration plate recognition for each vehicle arriving at and leaving the development. Add privacy, generous plot sizes and phenomenal sea views across to the Island of Formentera and Vista Alegre has become the place to live in Ibiza.”
Established in 1968, development at Vista Alegre stepped up a gear from 2000 onwards. Of a total 210 plots, 130 have been built upon and 18 villas are in the throes of construction right now. Plot sizes range from 1,000m² to in excess of 11,000m², with a permissible build of approximately 40%, and prices vary from 450 euros/m² to 1,200 euros/m² for prime frontline land. A finished villa could go for anything between two million and 25 million euros but the prices do not put people off. To the contrary, German, Dutch, Belgian, Spanish, French, Swiss and British buyers have been looking this year including two Real Madrid footballers and one from FC Barcelona.
Corominas has many examples of his work on display at Vista Alegre, including four currently in build, and each sticks to his firm belief that all buildings should be integrated into the landscape. “Our most in-demand product right now is a very large frontline sea property but, however large, we try to conceal the home within the landscape,” says Corominas. “We cover rooftops with grass and gardens, build stunning water cascades and prefer to use terracing to fit the contours rather than mass land movement. Each home also has a “green lung” at its heart, a courtyard of flora that opens to the sky.”
On the market in Vista Alegre:
Ref 5842 – Villa Alta Vista, Vista Alegre, Ibiza
A Corominas project, this south facing home is in the most prestigious private urbanization on Ibiza, Vista Alegre near Es Cubells. Distributed over two levels, the villa is integrated to the land to maximize the spectacular views to the peninsula of Porroig, the sea and Formentera. The property offers spacious bedrooms and ample living rooms which connect with nature through large picture windows as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Habitable green roof terraces, natural ventilation, solar energy, sustainability and the use of natural elements, minimize environmental impact and create a true oasis of simple beauty. The urbanization offers maximum security in a select ambience. Ten minutes from the airport and the most beautiful beaches of the south coast.
Seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms
Built area 685m², Plot size 2,286m²
Price 4.5 million euros (approx 3.64 million pounds)
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